(THE HILL) Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) slammed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Thursday after he suggested African-American students do better in "less-advanced schools."
"These ideas that he pronounced yesterday are racist in application if not intent," the Democratic leader said. "I don't know about his intent but it is deeply disturbing to hear a Supreme Court justice endorse racist ideas from the bench on the nation's highest court."
Reid's comments come after Scalia said on Wednesday that "there are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into The University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a slower-track school where they do well."
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